Najib Razak Had An Audience With Saudi Arabia’s King
JEDDAH, June 7 – Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak had an audience with Saudi Arabia’s King Salman Abdulaziz Al Saud at the As-Salam Palace here today.
The prime minister spent 25 minutes with the ruler starting at 12.05pm (5.05pm Malaysia time). The meeting was part of Najib’s three-day official visit to the kingdom by invitation of the ruler.
This is the first time Najib met King Salman in an official capacity as the prime minister had briefly met the ruler during the funeral of the previous monarch, King Abdullah Abdulaziz Al-Saud in January.
Later, Najib had a meeting with Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed Naif Al-Saud.
Accompanying Najib were Foreign Affairs Minister Datuk Seri Anifah Aman, Defence Minister Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Hussein, Home Minister Datuk Ahmad Zahid Hamidi and Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Seri Jamil Khir Baharom.
Later, Najib is slated to officially launch the D’Saji Malaysian Cuisine restaurant in Jeddah by signing a plaque at the fine dining eatery here.
Najib and his wife Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor are also slated to perform the umrah later tonight.